Quiz: Columbus Day Celebration Important Questions

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Quiz: Columbus Day Celebration Important Questions

Quiz: Columbus Day celebration important questions. Christopher Columbus was a great explorer who has been credited for claiming a lot of land for Spain. This exactly what he did when he set foot in America. The quiz below is designed to help you trace his steps and learn why every October we celebrate him. Give it a try and see what you learn!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which year did the Columbus arrive in America?  
    • A. 

      1536

    • B. 

      1478

    • C. 

      1492

    • D. 

      1456

  • 2. 
    When Columbus first came to what he called the New World, people had lived in the Americas for ___________________________ of years.
    • A. 

      Tens of thousands

    • B. 

      Hundreds

    • C. 

      Millions

  • 3. 
    Columbus and the Europeans who followed him brought new technologies, ideas, plants, and animals to the Americas. Name three. _________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________
    • A. 

      Guns, iron tools, and weapons

    • B. 

      Computers, cell phones, and televisions

    • C. 

      Cars, airplanes, and motorcycles

  • 4. 
    In Which year was Columbus day first celebrated in Spain?
    • A. 

      1987

    • B. 

      1986

    • C. 

      1985

    • D. 

      1980

  • 5. 
    In how many states there is no holiday observed?  
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      8

  • 6. 
    In 1492, Columbus set off West across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a new trade route to the Far East, or Asia, the source of valuable spices, silks, and luxuries. Columbus actually landed on an island in the Bahamas called __________, which he renamed _________________________.
    • A. 

      Guanahani; San Salvador

    • B. 

      Guanahani; Saint Thomas

    • C. 

      Saint Thomas; San Salvador

  • 7. 
    Before steam power, ocean travel was slow and difficult. The Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria sailed an average of only ____________ miles per day.
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      200

  • 8. 
    What is the percentage of Americans who are against the celebration of Columbus day?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      25 %

    • C. 

      38%

    • D. 

      50 %